Not so placid
When I was a kid my family and I would vacation with another family we were very close with. I have the greatest memories as we would try to get ahold of anything and everything that would float and that we could use to spend a great day on and at the water. From strapping giant inflatable tubes to the trunk of the car, inflatable rafts, boogie boards, and even a few summers where the beach would rent giant tubes we could actually fit in the middle of and roll down the hill and into the water in. We then added to the circus with a large styrofoam (yes, styrofoam) sailboat my dad obtained with cigarette points (yes, it was the 80s) from Kool. From that the obsession with the water and toys that float grew. The Kool sailboat turned into my dad's best friend purchasing a real sailboat, “The Pelican,” which later was sold for a larger vessel, “Dancer,” which we still enjoy trips on today. Our family went the route of motorboats, small open bow vessels that we could waterski and tube behind. Our first was aptly named “No Glitter,” as this little SeaNymph was among the boats in the area that didn’t sparkle in sun. So our vacations at the lake grew, still loading the boats with the two families and spending a day on the water with everything that floats.
Start a tradition
All grown up now, our two families still have our annual holiday where we get together and the new generation of Leben/Anderson's has started. Living now in Lake Placid, playing on the water is something I can’t get enough of and I still enjoy getting out on everything that floats. While the lake has changed the agenda has not, and I’d like to share some of my obsession with the water in the hopes it will inspire you to plan a Lake Placid lake getaway and start an on-the-water tradition of your own.
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